While the number of hospitalizations linked to Covid-19 patients is increasing again in Switzerland, the profile of patients treated in hospitals for this same pathology has also changed in recent weeks, with a clear trend of rejuvenation since the beginning. of the year. According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (OFSP), since the second week of March, the total number of people under 70 hospitalized has indeed exceeded that of individuals over 70 for the first time.
At the Vaudois University Hospital Center in Lausanne, the finding is similar: “In December, the average age was around 76 years, observes Peter Vollenweider, head of the internal medicine department who receives a majority of patients hospitalized due to the Covid-19. Since January, she has been around 70 years old. ”